Patients must first register with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission HERE.
Note that we recommended that patients pay for the physical ID card since if you are stopped by police while transporting your prescription you have no other way to prove your legitimate possession.
The qualifying conditions to become a medical cannabis patient are:
- Severe or chronic pain
- Severe nausea
- Severe or chronic muscle spasms
- Cachexia (severe weight loss or malnutrition)
- HIV/AIDS with debilitating symptoms
- Any condition that is severe, for which other medical treatments have been ineffective, and if the symptoms “reasonably can be expected to be relieved” by the medical use of Cannabis.
Once registered, patients must obtain a valid written certification (prescription) from a provider (physician) registered with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission.
You can find more information from the Maryland State Medical Society (MedeChi).
For patients in and around Carroll County, you may wish to consult with Dr. John Wah of Maryland Cannabis Physicians, located in Westminster, MD.